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Weekend Debrief: What Would Ryan Gosling Do?

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Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (5684318bl) Ryan Gosling 'The Nice Guys' photocall, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 15 May 2016
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* Show your love for Ryan Gosling this weekend
* Re-watch your favorite robot-themed movies
* Start your Halloween prep

We are officially into October and there are a few things that need your attention: first, Blade Runner 2049 is finally here. And if you haven’t already bought your tickets, do it now (and do it here to get a free Funko Pop collectible).

Secondly, it may only be the first weekend of October but it’s time to get your Halloween planning on. We’ve got some costume ideas that are sure to be a hit, along with a few easy ways to personalize your Halloween parties this year.

1. The Best Gifts For Ryan Gosling Fans

The much-adored actor is currently earning rave reviews for his performance in Blade Runner 2049 and if the reviews are to be believed, you’ll definitely want to see him on the big screen. But for those times when you can’t make it to the theater to catch a glimpse of Gosling, here are 11 ways you can take him home — and have him all to yourself. The Great Goss makes a great gift for birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, office mates and weddings, too.

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The 11 Best Ryan Gosling Gifts

  

2. The Best Robot Movies of All Time

With Blade Runner opening this weekend and tech giants like Elon Musk giving us dire predictions of the possible robot apocalypse, the great Hollywood tradition of the Killer Robot movie has perhaps never been more relevant.

In an age where some 15% of all Twitter accounts are bots, and where AI informs just about all the ways we interact with the world, a big screen robot apocalypse can be uniquely appealing. From Robocop to The Matrix, here are some of the best Killer Robot Movies of all Time.

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The 9 Best Killer Robot Movies of All Time

  

3. How to Make a Newsworthy Halloween Costume

2017 has brought us some memorable moments — and memorable memes. From the President and First Lady, to now iconic-TV shows and movies, there is no shortage of pop culture inspiration for your Halloween costume this year. Rather than buy a cheap mask or generic wig (*ahem*, see below) create your own mainstream masterpiece with our easy-to-make DIY costumes.

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DIY Costumes for Halloween 2017

  

4. The Best Star Wars Costumes For Adults and Kids

Halloween is fast approaching, and we think one of your best bets this year is a Star Wars costume. Not only because Star Wars costumes are always a good idea, but also because you’ll get a second use out of it with the release of The Last Jedi this Christmas. To help find the right one, we rounded up 12 of the best Star Wars costumes below. You can order it online like you’re getting something for your kid or cousin; we won’t tell anyone that you’re also ordering an adult size for yourself too.

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The 12 Best Star Wars Costumes to Buy Right Now

  

5. How to Personalize Your Halloween Party

Whether you’re throwing a children’s party or simply greeting 200 neighborhood trick or treaters, personalized decor adds a fun touch to decorations that otherwise blend in. Even if you don’t decorate your house, Halloween bottle labels, baskets or bags make for a fun night out. With something for every member of the family (including pets), we’ve found a site that makes it easy to get new personalized decor for October 31. Order now and get it in time for fright night.

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Order Personalized Party Decor for Halloween

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